1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 21, 2012 10:36 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    i72860QM or i72640M - for Thinkpad T420


      hi Friends,


      I would like to buy a thinkpad T420 but the best processor configuration I am able to find is i7-2640M but I want to have the laptop with i7-2860QM. Is it possible. Will it have any compatibility issues. Does it have the same size ?? And Does it goes well If i install an SSD later.



      Desired:     Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM Processor (8M Cache, 2.50 GHz)

      Current:     Intel® Core™ i7-2640M Processor (4M Cache, 2.80 GHz)



      At Present my Laptop(Thinkpad T420) config is


      Intel® Core™ i7-2640M Processor (4M Cache, 2.80 GHz)

      Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64

      14.0 HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
      NVIDIA NVS 4200M Graphics with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3 Memory
      6 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
      UltraNav with TrackPoint & touchpad
      320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
      DVD recordable multiburner
      6 cell Li-Ion Battery - 55+
      No Bluetooth
      Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN)
      Integrated Mobile Broadband - Upgradable
      4177: 1 Year Depot Warranty - TopSeller
      Thank you
        • 1. Re: i72860QM or i72640M - for Thinkpad T420

          Let me see if I understood your question, you have a laptop and you want to install an Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM Processor?

          If that is the case, you need to contact your laptop manufacturer and ask them for a list of fully supported processors for your laptop system, if the Intel® Core™ i7-2860QM Processor is listed as compatible by the compatibility list that they can provide you, then you can install it with no issues, but if this processor is not listed there as supported, it will now work, or it will be running out of specifications.

          Remember that the compatibility between Intel processors and any laptop system is to be provided by the laptop manufacturer since they are the ones that determines which laptop systems will support a particular processor.